Slow drivers a problem on Veterans
I am not from the area, but I frequently have to travel Veterans Memorial Highway. It is quite frustrating that people do not drive at a reasonable speed. Except for on approach to Carbonear, the speed limit is 100 km/h. I routinely come across people who are going 80, 70, or even as low as 60 under perfect driving conditions.
It is common on every highway to drive the speed limit. Failure to drive the speed limit is inviting trouble. Road rage flares. People are tempted to pass in unsafe circumstances. Slow drivers can be rear-ended when people going the speed limit are unable to slow down in time or cannot see them on the other side of a blind hill. People who fluctuate their speed from 60 to 100 are asking to be rear-ended if the driver behind them blinks. It is a crime under the Highway Traffic Act to drive too slow.
It is a courtesy to other drivers on the road not to slow them down by going too slow. If, for some reason, such as mechanical difficulties, you must drive slow please pull over and let other people pass or call a tow truck.
Please people, drive the posted 100 km/h on the Veterans. And please, police, ticket slow drivers.
Wilma Hussey writes from Holyrood